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Matt VandeBerg
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Matt VandeBerg

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Brandon, S.D.

High School:
Brandon Valley

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
08/01/1993

10/05/2013

Michigan State Sours Iowa's Homecoming

Spartans down Hawkeyes, 26-14, Saturday inside Kinnick Stadium

09/07/2013

Iowa Rushes Past Missouri State, 28-14

Hawkeyes rush for 296 yards, gain 489 yards of total offense

12/26/2013

Outback Bowl Team Dinner

The Iowa Hawkeyes enjoy a team dinner hosted by Outback Steakhouse Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in Tampa.

12/25/2013

First Outback Bowl practice in Tampa

The Hawkeye football team held their first practice in Tampa today and former Hawkeye Adrian Clayborn stopped by.

10/05/2013

Iowa vs Michigan State 10-5-13

Iowa hosts Michigan State at Kinnick Stadium for the Hawkeyes Homecoming game.

10/05/2013

Michigan State at Iowa

Michigan State at Iowa Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, Iowa Photos by Jeff Becker

Hawk-Item - - One of four true freshmen to see action in 2013.

2013 - - Saw action in 11 games, with two starts . . . eight receptions for 59 yards in first season . . . saw first action of career in 28-14 win over Missouri State as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 17 yards in first career game, with a long of nine yards vs. Missouri State . . . did not see action in 27-21 win at Iowa State . . . saw action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, but had no statistics as offense gained 446 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense gained 464 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . saw action in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, recording career-bests with four receptions for 36 yards . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, recording one reception for six yards . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 24-21 win over Michigan for first career start, recording one reception for no yards as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 38-17 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU, but had no statistics.

High school honors - - Earned elite all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . also first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . Career - - helped prep team finish as state runner-up as a senior with an 11-1 record . . . holds record for longest interception return (105 yards) and interceptions in a season (nine) . . . also holds school records for career receptions (136) and season (18) and career (35) receiving touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . recorded 65 receptions for 1,080 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, along with seven interceptions on defense . . . returned three interceptions for touchdowns, including two returns of over 100 yards . . . 67 receptions for 1,081 yards as a junior, along with nine interceptions . . . recorded 47 tackles and five interceptions as a sophomore, with six pass receptions for 200 yards . . . three-year football letterman as wide receiver and defensive back, while also returning punts and KO . . . also competed in track (sprints, long jump, triple jump).

Personal - - Born 8/01/94 in Tucson, Ariz. . . . sports management major . . . mother is Mindy Pownell . . . member of National Honor Society . . . high school coach was Chad Garrow.

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